Kexin Hao: Future Dance of Nostalgia
VORTEX. Virtual Reality Experiences and VR Cinema
Nave 17. Matadero
Future Dance of Nostalgia, created by visual artist and designer Kexin Hao, born in Beijing and based in The Netherlands, combines ethnographic research, rhythmic choreography and gaming.
Taking the form of classic dancing video games such as Just Dance, the project invites the audience to perform a choreography that extracts and abstracts the movements found in the pre-industrial, heavy physical labor. Movements that are quantified, measured, and evaluated by motion tracking technology while being performed. Historical archives of work songs provide the inspiration for the music that renders the old tales and melodies into clubbing beats that lead the dance.
Future Dance of Nostalgia is a work commissioned by iii (instrumentinventors.org) and created in collaboration with Leonardo Scarin (game design), Ludmila Rodrigues (choreography), Rachwill Breidel (music) and Pedro Gossler (videography, 3D).